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£1,000
2 Weeks
Vasiliki, Greece
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Overview

The Windsurf Instructor Prep and Assessment is designed for confident, intermediate to Advanced windsurfers who already Hold the RYA Powerboat Level 2 and RYA First Aid Certificates.  At Flying Fish you will develop an imaginative approach to teaching the sport of windsurfing, as well as the theory that underpins it.

About this course

During the Windsurf Instructor prep and assessment we will focus on good communication skills, understanding of RYA training methods, in-depth theory knowledge.  Further simulator session and effective coaching techniques will be covered in the first week. However, most of the time will be spent on the water polishing your practical skills – and having some fun!

This course is for Windsurfers with the prerequisite skills and knowledge to join the final two weeks of our Windsurfing Instructor course. By this stage you you would be sailing a short board upwind. You will have experience of the harness and be attempting Beach Starts and getting to grips with the Carve Gybe. If you would like to spend a bit more time on the water then please consider the Windsurfing Instructor Fast-Track course.

Why Flying Fish?

What makes training with Flying Fish unique is the training location. All our Windsurfing Instructor courses are run in at Club Vass in the beautiful Vassiliki bay, Greece. You will benefit from the brand new kit that Club Vass buy each year. The equipment is rigged and ready to go so you choose what sail and board you would like and off you go. Club Vass have over 300 boards, sails, paddle boards to choose from, you will get to experience different sail and board combinations to see what works best.

Training in Greece

Our schedule has you training 6 days a week between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. Optional fitness training twice a week at 8:00am such as mountain biking, SUP, Circuits, Swimming or yoga. There will be 3 hours of tuition before lunch then the same in the afternoon rounding up with a debrief at 17:00. The equipment is available to use after sessions and in your own time.  You train six days a week in Greece, with Saturdays off to enjoy Vasiliki and the stunning Island of Lefkada.

Life off the water is just as exciting as life on it, when the sun goes down Vasiliki comes alive, with great dining and socialising in town. The Club Vass and Wildwind BBQ’s and entertainment shows are legendary not to be missed!

Accommodation

Our accommodation famously known as the Fish House is in Vassiliki town, close to the bars, restaurants and supermarkets. The Fish House is in the heart of the action and only a 10 minute walk from the training centre, Club Vass.

The Flying Fish Windsurfing and Dinghy sailing programmes are very popular. Customers have such an amazing time that many don’t come home, instead spending the rest of the season in Greece working for one of the holiday companies in the beautiful Greek Islands.


Inclusions

  • Flying Fish Team Branded Rash Vest
  • RYA Safe and Fun Course
  • Fitness training options; Swim, SUP, Yoga, Mountain Bike.
  • RYA Intermediate, Advanced and Advanced-Plus Windsurfing.
  • RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor.
  • Full tuition up to RYA Advanced plus windsurfing with our experienced team
  • All RYA Publications and Certificates
  • Unlimited equipment usage at Club Vass, using over 200 Brand new Boards.
  • Access to our online recruitment service

Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
23/06/2019 07/07/2019 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £1,000
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£300Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£450Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£600Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£580Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
04/08/2019 18/08/2019 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £1,000
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£300Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£450Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£600Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£580Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
08/09/2019 22/09/2019 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £1,000
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£300Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£450Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£600Return flights from London (includes overseas transfers)
£580Return flights from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

 

  • You need to be 18 Years of age (if you are 17 you we require a Parent or Guardian in Resort).
  • All students are required to secure travel insurance for the duration of their course.
  • Before the final week of your course you will need to join the RYA .
  • A recognised First Aid Certificate.
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate.
  • Confident windsurfing in planning conditions.
  • Confident long board skills in light winds.

If you have less experience or need the First Aid or Powerboat course, try our Windsurf Instructor Fast-track Course.


Full itinerary

Week 1: Instructor Preparation

  • RYA Safety and fun course
  • Demo skills (the power of the demo)
  • Learning styles and teaching skills
  • High Wind Blasting
  • Practice presentations pre course questionnaires and feedback
  • Close quarters board handling and instructor skills

Week 2: Instructor Assessment Week 

All students will be given the opportunity to deliver presentations and practical sessions with feedback. After this week you will be competent delivering all components of the RYA teaching syllabus.  Successful completion of this week means you will be qualified to teach windsurfing, we recommend booking our Instructor Development course to get the best chance of employment in the future.


Related courses

We recommend all Flying Fish graduates to join our Instructor Development programme, two weeks of organised work experience with a Watersports Centre in Vasiliki.  This will boost your CV and increase employability.

If you have less experience or need the First Aid or Powerboat course, try our Windsurf Instructor Fast-track Course.

Or stay in Vassiliki, make yourself twice as employable and complete the Sailing Instructor Course?

If you want to be able to teach higher levels straight away do our Zero to Intermediate Instructor Course.